Join the Institute

There are three categories of membership of the Institute. Click here for the rules.

  • Chartered Members have Masters or Honours degrees and will have been supervised in their practice of Organisational Psychology (a University through a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology, through an accredited supervision programme or were registered the Psychologist Board under the general scope of practice, prior to 31 August 2015).
  • Members have post graduate qualifications but have not been supervised in their practice or are not practicing any more.
  • Student members will be completing post graduate studies in organisational psychology.

All applications will be reviewed two members of the committee to assess whether an applicant meets the criteria set out in the rules for the category of membership they have applied for. Typically this will take less than one week.


NZPsS membership gives you access to the on-line journals database and the New Zealand Journal of Psychology. We encourage members to be covered professional indemnity insurance. A heavily discounted scheme is available to Chartered Members of the Institute of Organisational Psychology. More information can be found on the Psychological Society website. Click here for an application form.

We promote the ‘PsychDirect’ service to members of the business community. This enables them to search for Organisational Psychologists with the right services in a location near them. Members can register on this service  by subscribing here.

Members of the Society can become Affiliate Members of the American Psychological Association and receive member rates for Australian Psychological Association events.

How to Join

If you are not a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) you will need to register before joining The Institute of Organisational Psychology. You can use the ‘find a chartered member button’ to find members you know, to nominate you.
You can apply for membership of the NZPsS here

If you are already a member of the Society you can apply for membership of the Institute of Organisational Psychology (IOP) filling out the IOP application form.

Both applications can be completed at the same time if you not a member of the Society and would like to join the Institute.